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I Battle Depression

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    After losing such a close friend it has become

    more evident that the stigma that comes with someone being mentally ill needs to be removed. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks etc are NOT a sign of weakness. In fact, 1 in 4 people are dealing with a mental illness and many aren't seeking help because this stigma erodes any...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A Little Rant:

    I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think they meant they where sad. Depression doesn't just last a few hours or a few days, no depression says for months and...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Just wanted to share a method to stop yourself

    from cutting. Most use it when they're trying to stop but get urges and want to prevent relapses, but it works from the beginning, too. It worked for me. Whenever you feel like cutting, draw a butterfly where you want to cut and write the name of a loved one or the name of...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I guess I get sad easily.

    I really hate myself a lot. I hate everything I do because in the end I alway **** stuff up. I've been really tired lately and I didn't want to talk to my friends. Even one of my closest friends because I didn't want her to feel like **** like me. She got mad at me today and I...
    YouknowHunter YouknowHunter 13-15, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I thought reading a self-help book would give

    me hope and make me feel a little better but it made me feel worse. Mostly because self-help books include a lot of examples and personal experiences and every time I read one I think "That's good that they were able to figure it out and feel better. I know I could never do that...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    I used to battle with depression I wanted to

    kill myself N yeah I still do sometimes But IK that's not the way to go but still I used to hold a knife n be like maybe My family doesn't get me :( I feel alone sometimes when I am not :( IK people care but still I am weird IK :(
    Iamaweirdonproudofit Iamaweirdonproudofit 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    So I'm freaking out at the moment.

    I've been suffering from depression but I'm slowly recovering, I shut myself away and pushed away everyone I cared about but I'm starting to try talk to people again and am supposed to me meeting up with a few of Thursday but I'm honestly quite scared my boyfriend told me to get...
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Sometimes I don't feel good enough.

    Sometimes I don't feel I belong here. I hate fighting with the ones I care about most. I hate it. But I guess it's life. God chooses our destinies. Let's hope mine is worth waiting for.:(
    NickRhodzz NickRhodzz 13-15, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My Inner Monster

    Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I suffer from seasonal depression (it's the worst during the winters for me personally because without as much sunlight...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    I'm starting I believe

    that depression is just a part of me.....feeling suicidal is just a part of me.....cutting myself is just a part of me.....& always being angry and never being able to keep a smile on is just who I am
    XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX 18-21, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression?

    hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and bad periods like everyone else but ours is different, its like a black cloud that appears suddenly or can take a long time to appear...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    THIS ISNT A DEPRESSING STORY.

    THIS IS A WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE IVE BEEN GONE STORY!!! So I have not been on here in a very long time it feels like its been a year or almost. But im going to say what has been going on in my life. Well to start my parents are not together anymore. They have been married for...
    amandaleigh1992 amandaleigh1992 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A year ago I met someone

    who made a big impact in my life. At first, we were just friends, but no one knew of us. Our relationship kept blossom on and blossoming until one day I had feelings for him; and, he had those same feelings for me. Yet, no one knew of our relationship with one another because he...
    hphaley hphaley 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 35 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I've had depression my entire life,

    why won't my therapist and psychiatrist be honest and tell me I'm a lost cause and that I should just die already?
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have battled depression

    since I was about 14, I am overweight so was severely bullied, it also meant I was lacking in friends I felt comfortable with as the people I referred to as friends were the worst for passing judgement. I have also had alot going on in my life and struggled to get through it...
    Fallen94 Fallen94 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I was in a relationship with this girl

    for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my heart didn't feel like holes anymore she.... she made me happy. This was the girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with she loved me for...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I tried to commit suicide the other night.

    I told my boyfriend, gave him a kiss on the cheek and said goodbye. He wouldn't let me leave though. He had to basically restrain me for about 2 hours, it was all a blurr. All I knew is I wanted to go. I wanted to die. I don't even know what happened. He watched over me all...
    sydniedeannaa sydniedeannaa 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am inlove with a Guy.

    I am 14 and he is around 18. I know i cant have him but. He likes me. LOVE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR NOMATTER THE ODS - ARIA MONTGOMERY
    loveisallyouneed1 loveisallyouneed1 13-15, F 8 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    And it's evenly poised right now.

    All hell will break loose, when the withdrawal starts. I need to get my hands on some more before that happens.
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I have kids to take care of.

    A kitten we rescued from certain death last night is meowing at me for something or other... but I just lay in bed. All ******* day I lay in bed. I brush my teeth and take my medication, sometimes I shower. The little one is big enough now to feed herself. I don't know where all...
    niceusername niceusername 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    It just seems by the day it gets worse.

    Life is getting bleaker by the moment. It feels like every other minutes is a ******* travesty. Maybe I'm just venting, but I can't help but feel this way
    TenebrousRebellion TenebrousRebellion 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    Eyesonthesky Eyesonthesky 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Hey, I am so desperate.

    here is my story. I've been in relationship with a british army for more than 1,5years. from sept 2013 to march 2014 he was deployed to afghan. Everything was okay with us. a day after he came back to germany, we met each other after 6 months. I didnt notice anything, I could...
    christythan christythan 26-30, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I been battlling on and off depression

    for a few years now. Ever since my teen years. Yesterday I was feeling really low. I was thinking that I should die. I feel like getting older won't benefit me at all. I don't want to live to be old. I rather die young. I feel worthless and sad all the time, I am done with being...
    peacefullover peacefullover 22-25, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I cant cotrol anything anymore i have suicidal

    thoughts i self harm i have anorexia bulimia anxiety and derpession ive had them since i was 11...
    biebersoneandonly biebersoneandonly 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Today was not a good day.

    I felt really tired and I was worrying a lot about school and work. I don't know what is wrong but I think my mental health is deteriorating. I just want to cry and talk to someone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    ****** night last night

    and having a ****** morning now, today is gonna be a bad day for me as usual
    ThatWeirdBoy ThatWeirdBoy 13-15, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I feel pretty bad today again.

    I don't know why and sometimes it's for no reason.
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    He pulled into the dark empty parking lot.

    I knew something bad would happen. He's so angry. Screaming. Says he wants to crash his car. I reach for the keys. His eyes turn bright yellow. I am pushed back. I try once more. His hands meet my neck. His thumbs pressed into my throat. I can't move. I'm gasping. Trying to...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I have no more friends no one to hang out

    or talk to I'm so lonely. I honestly prefer dying than living everything is going downhill
    bingerprincess bingerprincess 16-17, F 9 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    The battle is going to get a lot harder now.

    I'm loosing my best friend... It's sad when best friends become strangers. We were like siblings. I miss it. I miss the way things used to be. Not just with our friendship... With life in general. About a year ago I had everything I could ever want. In May I lost the majority of...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 17 Responses Mar 18

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 35 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    It's really noticeable

    when I don't take my medication in the morning. When I'm at school, and I don't take my meds, I feel really awful. Like all I want to do is put my head down and not listen to anyone. Even at home. I act up with my mom and we end up getting into huge fights. And a lot of the crap...
    misspsam misspsam 13-15, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    unicornpopcorn unicornpopcorn 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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